Showroom, Sheffield

ICO Screening Days - July 2016

If you want to see films that could make your programme stand out and bring in new audiences, come to our upcoming Screening Days. Showing films being released from July to October 2016, this industry event is for anyone in programming, marketing and education staff of cinemas, film festivals and film societies.

Click here for the final schedule for the event.

Returning to the Showroom in Sheffield in July, our renowned preview event will give you first-hand knowledge of upcoming releases so you can select, market and get audiences in your venue.

Especially for this event, we’ll be showing a number of the best family films for your cinema over the summer holidays, as well as our usual strong line-up of art house, independent and world titles.

You’ll also have the opportunity to listen to expert speakers and case studies on programming and marketing children’s film; as well as networking and exchanging ideas with peers, exhibitor organisations and distributors.  See the Sessions page for more info. 


Sat 2 Jul 2016 to Mon 4 Jul 2016
Showroom, Sheffield


Visit our film pages to see films in the programme.

For updates, check back or follow @ICOTweets.

The final schedule will be emailed to delegates closer to the event.

Please note we reserve the right to alter or cancel screenings.


To book your place, please click on the ‘Book your place’ blue tab at the top right of the page. 


  • One-day pass: £25
  • Two-day pass: £44
  • Three-day pass: £60

ICO Screening Days is an industry event for people who work or volunteer in the film exhibition sector.  Your request for passes will be sent to the ICO for approval, you will then be sent an email with a link to pay for your pass(es) through the WorldPay secure banking site.  Once you've received your confirmation email, you’ll have five days to pay.  Please note that we have a limit of five attendees per organisation.

The deadline for registration is Friday 10th June 2016.  Please note there is limited capacity at the venue and our events often sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Friday 24th June 2016.

If you have any problems booking your pass(es) online, email or call 0207 636 7120.

Discounts and funded passes

Full-time students can receive a 50% discount on passes.

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is funding 10 passes for recipients of support from the Touring Fund and the Equipment Fund.

Passes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to one per organisation. You will need your BFINC number to book passes; this can be found on the top right-hand side of your profile page on

For further information on BFI Neighbourhood Cinema email


A number of the Film Hubs are offering bursaries towards fees, travel and accommodation for their members to attend Screening Days.  For details of the bursaries and how to apply please see below:

Find out more

Further information about the event will be uploaded to this section of the website. Check out our frequently asked questions or for any other queries, please email

Terms and conditions

ICO Screening Days is an industry event open to people working or volunteering in an organisation whose primary purpose is the exhibition of films to the public. As all of the films that are being shown at the event are pre-release titles there is a press embargo on the event, which includes social networking sites and film forums.

Supported by

Film Hub North

“The ICO are the best organisation I have dealt with”

Screening Days delegate

Independent Cinema Office

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